Seventy-Seven Percent of Afghan Vote Deemed Non-Fraudulent

How’s our


going? The Associated Press has an

update on democracy in Afghanistan


Election commission chairman Fazel Ahmad Manawi says about 1.3 million votes were disqualified out of 5.6 million. That means about 23 percent of ballots were discarded because of ballot-box stuffing or re-jiggered totals.

So if you’re counting, if “Fraud” were a political party, it would have won 57 seats in the 249-seat Parliament. Maybe the winning party could include it in a coalition.